Beach District Meet Preview Oct 23, 2007

The Beach District Meet on Wednesday will have the Ocean Lakes boys and girls going for another sweep of the team titles, while the Eastern Region's top runners in Bobby Peavey of Kellam and Octavia Rinehardt (pictured right by John Herzog) of Tallwood are capable of putting up course record times at Sportsplex Park in Virginia Beach. There is a strong chance that three of the Beach District champions will be the Eastern Region champions next Thursday at Bells Mill Park in Chesapeake with the Ocean Lakes boys, Peavey, and Rinehardt.

Beach cross country: No more hanging back for Ocean Lakes Oct 25, 2007

Photo by Andy Paisley Every runner at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex course knew that both of Ocean Lakes’ teams have been snakes in the Beach District grass all season. And at the Beach District cross country championship meet on Wednesday, they decided to strike. Ocean Lakes coach Mike Nestor’s strategy of saving his top runners’ energy by withholding them from regular district meets paid immediate dividends, as both the boys and girls notched dominant victories. The “I thought we were the fresher team today,” Nestor said. “We ran better as a group today. We packed it up real well and they looked good.”Read full story...